Category Archives: Kostas Axelos

Earth, Terricide, Geo-metrics

I’ve now nearly finished writing my keynote lecture for the Regimes of Calculation and Global Governance workshop at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (September 19-20). The title is “Geo-metrics” (abstract here). This is the third in a sequence of … Continue reading

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Terricide – RGS-IBG audio available

My talk at the recent RGS-IBG conference is available here. This was part of a session on Geo-social formations: Capitalism and the Earth (details here and here), organised by Arun Saldanha, Kathryn Yusoff and Nigel Clark. Terricide – Lefebvre, Geopolitics and the Killing … Continue reading

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Terricide – Lefebvre, Geopolitics and the Killing of the Earth

This is my abstract for the August 2013 Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) annual conference. It will be part of the sessions organised by Nigel Clark, Kathryn Yusoff and Arun Saldanha on ‘Geo-Social Formations: Capitalism and the … Continue reading

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When Heidegger met Lacan

This photo has been doing the rounds on facebook (via Difundir Psicoanálisis). It is from Heidegger’s visit to Lacan’s home at Guitrancourt which he visited shortly before delivering the ‘What is Philosophy?’ lecture at Cerisy-la-salle in 1955. A young Kostas Axelos was the … Continue reading

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Hemming on Heidegger and Marx

Laurence Paul Hemming, Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue over the Language of Humanism, forthcoming with Northwestern University Press in early 2013. I was one of the readers of the ms. and it’s a terrific study. Here’s the blurb – the … Continue reading

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More free papers

Another five papers I have uploaded to this site: Elden, S. Heidegger’s Animals. Continental Philosophy Review. 2006;39:273-91. Elden, S. Kostas Axelos and the World of the Arguments Circle. In: Bourg, J. After the Deluge: New Perspectives on Postwar French Intellectual … Continue reading

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Toward Planetary Thinking

Interesting looking course by Ian Angus at Simon Fraser University – ‘Toward Planetary Thinking’, which takes its title and inspiration from Kostas Axelos. I can’t resist saying it’s an appropriate course for a University whose marketing slogan is ‘Thinking of … Continue reading

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The Space of the World 2009

Here’s the initial project proposal I wrote in 2009 for the work I’m now beginning to think about more seriously. Globalisation remains a significant research topic across the social sciences and humanities. Yet despite attention within geography, a coherent analysis … Continue reading

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Incomplete Editions and References

In Matthew Stewart’s very good account of Leibniz and Spinoza, The Courtier and the Heretic (Yale UP, 2005), there is a note in the bibliography that The standard, reference edition of Leibniz’s collected works is that of the Berlin Akademie. … Continue reading

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Kostas Axelos

The Greek-French thinker Kostas Axelos died earlier this year. He wasn’t very well known in the English speaking world, but in his adoptive home of France he was a major thinker and enabler of intellectual life. He was, for example, … Continue reading

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